The table below looks at the statistics for Automated Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automated Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automated Testing
Rank 91 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs citing Automated Testing 8 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.50% 0.67% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.93% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £266 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
- +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £80.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-46.87% +135.29%
Automated Testing
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1233 1076 1202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.49% 71.97% 74.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 572 616
Average daily rate £375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 47 51
Average hourly rate £19.08 £17.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.02% -51.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £56.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Automated Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automated Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Automated Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Automated Testing across the East Midlands region.

Automated Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Automated Testing
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Automated Testing within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -1 3 £288 +25.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -11 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £325 - 1
Derbyshire -5 1 £325 +8.65% 2
Automated Testing
England

Automated Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing.

1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) C#
3 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) QA
3 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) NUnit
5 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Progressive Enhancement
6 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 1 (8.33%) MSTest

Automated Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands region citing Automated Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automated Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) NUnit
2 2 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) MSTest
3 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (8.33%) Grunt
3 1 (8.33%) NeoLoad
3 1 (8.33%) Bower
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Automotive
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Coordinator
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) QA Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) UI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior UI Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) UI Programmer
4 1 (8.33%) Automated Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) WinForms
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) Velocity
4 1 (8.33%) WCF
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) HTML5
4 1 (8.33%) Entity Framework
4 1 (8.33%) LESS
4 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (8.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (8.33%) Streaming Media
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Xbox
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (16.67%) BDD
2 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 1 (8.33%) Graceful Degradation
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) OOD
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
3 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) New Relic